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The process and techniques used when storing moving images, sound, metadata and other streams as a digital file.

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How to see encoding progress in Compressor 4.1.3

Is there really no way to see progress of an encoding job in Apple Compressor 4.1.3? I started a batch (single job, one file) and this is all I see: My fan is blowing at full speed so I guess ...
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Fast encoding with ffmpeg

I know about presets but faster presets lose the video quality. Are there any hardware requirements I need to consider? Or are there any settings that I need to tweak? And lastly where do I place the -...
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2GB vs 4GB Graphics card Memory for playback and encoding of Videos in Adobe Premiere CC [duplicate]

While looking into buying a new graphics card for the editing, live playback and encoding of videos in the new 64bit Premiere Pro CC, I was wondering about: 1) how and when a graphics card's ...
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What hardware should I get for a conversion farm for MXF => Prores

I currently use a mac pro for importing mxf files into FCP (equivalent to converting to prores, I believe) at about 3x realtime @29.97fps. I want to get a machine to run ffmpeg & do the ...
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How to optimize already-encoded videos of still images (e.g. presentation slides)?

I have a H264 video that is, for the most part, just a video of presentation slides. It doesn't seem to me that it's as well-compressed as it could be. Given that it's a video of presentation slides, ...
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What options are there for hardware encoding/decoding?

For the last 24 hours I've been waiting for some files from a Sony camera (about 60Gb) to convert to MP4. I'm thinking there must be some other way to speed this up. I'd much rather go for a purpose-...
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Mono to Stereo using FFMPEG

I have an unusual problem that I hope someone can help me solve. I have 45 video files that I'm batch encoding as MP4. Some of those files have their audio channel position set to Front L R and others ...
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Maximizing FPS of ffmpeg encoding

I am trying to figure out the sweet spot of maximizing FPS of encoding videos into h264/h265. I will be running some videos through Georges Vid.Stab library (https://github.com/georgmartius/vid.stab) ...
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Some H.264 videos that I have seem to have excessive bitrate, is there a way to determine/find their recommended bitrate?

So I have some videos that are Full HD, h264 but they have over 30M bitrate at 30 FPS, they are SDR and their quality is not very impressive so it seems excessive and unnatural for such unimpressive ...
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How to combine and optimize ffmpeg filters to avoid encoding multiple times?

I never worked with ffmpeg before and I'm wondering which optimization I can take for my situation. In a loop I have multiple input.mp4 files which I first convert one by one to have a common scale ...
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stream with ffserver without encode-decode

I have static file on my disk I want to stream it with ffserver . The problem is that ffserver is decode and encode my file. I know how to pass decode and encode when I save stream to file ffmpeg-i ...
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Reencoding H.264 to H.264 made it 40% larger

I've got some livestreamed footage (encoded with constant bitrate), and I've been trying to reduce the file size for long-term storage. I figured that since encoding speed is no longer a constraint ...
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ffmpeg h264: VLC could not decode the format “aivx”

I am using the following command to make h264 archives of video with ffmpeg: ffmpeg -i myfile.mov -c:a copy -c:v libx264 -preset slower -crf 20 myfilearchive.mov To get 10-bit h264 support for ...
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Wrapping AVI with RGBA channels in a MOV file?

I'm very new to this honestly I'm trying take a rendered sequence with an alpha channel that I exported from HitFilm 4, and import it into Davinci Resolve. Resolve doesn't support AVI (I didn't know ...
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Is there something like nvenc for free codecs (VP8/9)?

I'm new to video encoding. And I was looking at h264/265 and VP8/9. I'd like to use VP8/9. But it seems like nobody except Google is pushing it. I just want to know does someone else support VP8/9? ...
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Variable Bitrates for Streaming?

I'm building presets for our users to convert the videos into an appropriate format for our online video repository. Since it's been awhile since I've built something like this from scratch, I've been ...
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What kind of video encoder can do this? Blend multiple video frames together live

How can I recreate the effect in the video above? Having multiple camera frames blended together in a live stream Preferably better. I need some kind of video encoder that can stream to my FMS. ...
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ffmpeg log missing “dup” and “drop” key-value pairs

For some reason, my ffmpeg output log does not show dup and drop key-value pairs. expect: ... frame=563 fps=138 q=23.0 size=13056kB time=00:00:09.42 bitrate=11346.8kbits/s dup=0 drop=0 speed= 2.3x .....
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How to extract each video scene with FFmpeg

I'm trying to detect scenes and save them as individual files with FFmpeg. I found this long command somewhere, but it fails with a good detection. I change the scenecut value, but I don't see any ...
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What are the WebM (VP9+opus) encoding settings compatible for YouTube import for a video with a still image?

What are the WebM (VP9+opus) encoding settings compatible for YouTube import for a video with a still image ? I tried PAL and NTSC framerates with 48kHz stereo and and image size of 640x360 and kept ...
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Concat two MP4 files (side by side) with FFmpeg

I'm trying to concat two videos, side by side, using ffmpeg. One of them is 1280x720, and the other 1920x1080. One will be left, one will be right side. The higher resolution will be resized to the ...
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codec/container with additional reconstruction information for archival?

Are there (open source) codecs that support additional recovery information to be added during encoding to allow for an improved recovery from corruption? Application would be data archival of videos ...
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Hardware acceleration in Adobe Media Encoder vs ffmpeg

On macOS, Adobe Media Encoder has options for hardware-accelerated rendering utilizing OpenCL, which seems to speed up encoding time. On the other hand, according to the ffmpeg wiki, ffmpeg's ...
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FFmpeg - how to adjust video (clip) duration to sound duration if sound is longer, possible without re-encoding it with mp3 file?

I have a problem. I have recorded my videos separately, and then added sound to it. Sometimes, sound is longer or less in duration compared to video duration. Usually sound is longer, sometimes around ...
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H.264 adding dark anti-aliasing even on high444 yuv444p

I have a PNG file with white on red and no antialiasing at all - each pixel is either white or red, but when I encode it to MP4 using ffmpeg -i test.png -profile:v high444 -pix_fmt yuv444p -loop 1 -...
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encoding with ffmpeg libx265 -pix_fmt gray gives unplayable vid

What am I missing? I encode an old black and white film clip with ffmpeg libx265 passing -pix_fmt gray. The output is unplayable in both vlc and mplayer (linux), so I assume I'm missing something... ...
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Batch encode to X265 on the Mac

I need to encode thousands of MP4 H264 (mostly) files in a folder hierarchy to H265. Unfortunately Handbrake that I'd normally use have dismal support for batch processing of hierarchies. The ...
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x265 encoding test: 12bit results a bigger file size than 8bit of the same config?

Just got curious of this x265 HEVC format, and tried it on a 1920x1080i BDMV stream video, one encoded with 8bit depth and then another encoded with 12bit depth. The results are, the 8bit output was ...
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Best Streaming Encoding Software to incorporate a message feed

I am trying to stream a weekly boardgaming video podcast. I was hoping to incorporate a message feed to video. I want the people playing the game to be able to show watchers their strategies without ...
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x265: Is it possible to re-compress HEVC video without quality loss?

My situation: Transcoding 1080p bluray videos to HEVC. Audio untouched; My rig is old (pre-2012) and to speed up the process I'm using --preset ultrafast; From x265 documentation, I understand that ...
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What is the difference between AVCHD and ProRes in terms of quality?

Depending on the project and the camera of course I often have to work with ProRes or AVCHD codecs without any thoughts. I assume that the code and the compression algorithm certainly is very ...
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mp4 video exported from x265 does not play

I use x265 to encode a video and the output is mp4. Unfortunately, this file is not playable by any program. The input video is yuv if that matters. Do you know which the problem might be? Thank ...
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ffmpeg re-encode libx264 without quailty loss?

According to the documentation for libx264 (h264) encoding, we can use a preset of veryfast, faster, fast, medium, slow, etc. https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/Encode/H.264 ...for constant quality ...
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Large avi not playing to the end

I have recorded a 20 minutes game session from Minecraft using Kazam and saved the result as a 80 gig avi. When I try to open the file though only the first 8-9 minutes are played. Selecting it as a ...
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What encoding settings does Revision3 use to get quality high but file size so low?

I am creating my own content. We have recorded uncompressed, and are now at the exporting stage. This video will be downloaded, not streamed via YouTube or Vimeo. So far, we are rendering it at 5Mbps ...
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Workflow for trimming, encoding, and publishing videos to the web

Basically, companies will be giving us access to a variety of videos in a variety of formats. We will then download the videos, trim out the important part in a 5 min and/or 10 min chunk. From there,...
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MP4 video rendering differently on different browsers and different machines

I have asked a similar question before, but we are still having the same issues. Background color of MP4 rendering incorrectly in QuickTime I am trying to encode MP4's for playback on a website. I ...
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How could an 8-bit encoding take more memory than a 10-bit encoding?

I'll start off by saying that I know next to nothing about video encoding and I'm looking for a nice tutorial explaining the basics (I have a technical background and some knowledge of signal ...
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Best export settings for still image with audio

Suppose I have a sequence in Premiere which is an audio track accompanied by a single still non-moving image (e.g. a song and the album art). Being that there is no video (or motion of any kind), what ...
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severe artifacts pixelation when using cuda rendering premiere pro

In premiere pro when I set the renderer to GPU Acceleration (CUDA), for the timeline and on media encoder export, half the video is completely messed up with lots of pixelation artifacts when I switch ...
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Is using codecs matter if Facebook re-encode all the uploaded videos?

I usually encode with libx265 and libfdk_aac to get good quality and small file size for posting in Facebook. I use ffmpeg as follows. ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -vf -c:v libx265 -c:a libfdk_aac output.mp4 ...
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Prores ffmpeg questions

I am trying to understand how to use Prores Kostya with FFmpeg, and I have a few questions regarding this: I have a Panasonic G85 and Gopro Hero 7 black which I used to shoot 4k in. For 4k footage, ...
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How to split video in small clip?

I'm trying to split a video (50-100Mo) into several small clips of a few seconds each. I don't need re-encoding, hence my use of codec copy. However some of the resulting clips don't have any video. ...
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Problem setting different framerates with FFmpeg map option

I am facing a problem to set video streams framerates with FFmpeg when using the map option. Here is what I want to do: Given an input video file of 60 fps, I want to generate an output file ...
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Encoding low bitrate video source file to a higher bitrate

I need to know if there will be any difference in the quality of the encoded video if the bitrate of the source file is, let's say 2000kbps and I encode it to 4000kbps. Any help will be much ...
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libx265 NUMA pool configuration misleading

I have the following scenario: Using libx265 and a dual-socket system (thus 2 NUMA nodes) I want to encode videos using ffmpeg and libx265. libx265 can be configured to use thread-pools which are ...
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How to tune ffmpeg libx265 parameters for encoding old sprite based game video?

I'm using ffmpeg libx265 to encode some fun gameplay clips from old games. Typically this means low resolution pixel art, with small sprites moving against a static or scrolling background. The ...
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Suggestions/Ideas for a “Show Me” project for school about Audio or Video Encoding?

Basically, I need to make a quick "Show Me Something Cool" project for my physics class. It could be about anything sciency, that is cool, and that you can explain & demonstrate in class in like 5 ...
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How to prevent chromatic aberration (green/purple fringing) on an After Effects export?

I'm relatively new to After Effects. I'm building a short ad using a free template I downloaded. I then rendered the project using Adobe Media Encoder on the H.264 Youtube 1080p setting. ...
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What are the best codecs and encoding options for a image sequence video?

I am trying to make a video out of an image sequence - Where each frame lasts for a second. The image sequence contains the same object shot from different distances. I'm guessing most default ...

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